Customs and Border Protection Officers

General Information

Description

Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 67,100 openings for police and detectives are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$65,540

State-by-state Salary

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$111,270
$36,840
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 39%
  • Bachelor's degree 27%
  • Some college 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Psychology
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